Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
MEN’S 100M FREESTYLE FINALS
Top seed: Nathan Adrian (47.91)
World record: 46.91 – Cesar Cielo (Brazil)
American record: 47.33 – David Walters
U.S Open record: 47.58 – Jason Lezak
U.S Nationals record: 47.58 – Jason Lezak
JR World record: 48.25 – Matheus Santana (Brazil)
2012 Winning Time: 48.10 – Nathan Adrian
It was an absolute dog fight in the men’s 100m freestyle to say the least, and reigning Olympic gold medallist Nathan Adrian managed to come out on top.
With the second fastest time in the world this year, Adrian held off both Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held in order to grab the win with a 47.72.
Dressel was second in 48.23, securing an individual swim in Rio by just three one-hundredths of a second as Held touched third in 48.26.
Anthony Ervin touched fourth in 48.54, securing his spot on the Olympic team as a relay swimmer. He went out fast, turning in first, but ultimately couldn’t hold on.
Jimmy Feigen was fifth, Blake Pieroni was sixth.
- Nathan Adrian (47.72)
- Caeleb Dressel (48.23)
- Ryan Held (48.26)
- Anthony Ervin (48.54)
- Jimmy Feigen (48.57)
- Blake Pieroni (48.78)
- William Copeland (49.12)
- Conor Dwyer (49.13)
For official results click here.